By Robert H. Swendsen
development of entropy according to Boltzmann's 1877 definition; this avoids contradictions or advert hoc corrections present in different texts. particular basics offer a ordinary grounding for complex issues, resembling black-body radiation and quantum gases. an in depth set of difficulties (solutions are
available for teachers during the OUP website), many together with particular computations, enhance the middle content material via probing crucial recommendations. The textual content is designed for a two-semester undergraduate path yet will be tailored for one-semester classes emphasizing both point of thermal physics. it's also appropriate for graduate study.
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An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Oxford Graduate Texts) by Robert H. Swendsen